SUMMER 2021 OPENINGS

TO APPLY

Interested parties should submit a cover letter and resume to PVTC. The letter should outline how their goals as artist align with PVTC’s philosophy, state their area(s) of interest for staff positions, and illuminate relevant experience listed on their resume. Letters and resumes should be submitted to noelle@pvtc-ca.org.

Choreographer

PVTC summer choreographers collaborate with an experienced and enthusiastic creative team to plan for and execute dance moments in summer camp shows. Choreographers create and teach age and ability-appropriate movement sequences for camp projects. They lead physical dance-based warm-ups and teach dance technique and terminology in a safe, supportive environment.


REPORTS TO: Producing Artistic Director


OVERSEES: Choreography Intern


QUALIFICATIONS & SKILL SETS:  The ideal candidate has 3+ years experience choreographing for students in elementary, middle, and/or high school. Applicants may hold a B.A., M.A., or MFA in dance, theatre, or an educational discipline, but we welcome qualified applicants with equivalent/relevant experience. Successful applicants are driven, independent, excellent communicators, collaborative, inclusive, visionary, and interested in developing the whole student. Teaching experience on Zoom and/or in a masked, socially distanced setting is a plus. PVTC uses Google Drive, Zoom, Slack, and Dropbox for all camps.


WAGES

  • Part-time prep period (March through June 14):$500-$700/show

  • Camp period (Full-time as hired per specific camps between June 14-August 6): $600-800/week


OPENINGS FOR 2021

  • Broadway Dreams - Grades 3-12 (July 19-28)


PREP SEASON (PART-TIME MARCH THROUGH MID-JUNE)

  • Attend approximately 6 scheduled production meetings for each show you’re working on

  • Attend 5 all-staff meetings and trainings

  • Participate in one-on-one calls with director or other staff to plan activities as needed

  • Create an audition combination for shows if applicable

  • For shows with dance components: watch auditions, attend callbacks, and participate in casting process

  • Provide audition feedback for campers who request it

  • Plan and facilitate training sessions for intern mentees as needed and help interns set appropriate goals

  • If applicable: work with the director to create storyboards and a list of footage to be edited during the camp session. Meet with editors in advance of camp to articulate the needs of the project.


DURING CAMP (FULL-TIME DURING THE SUMMER CAMP SESSION)

  • Lead choreography rotations for your show. This can include dance warm-up, dance technique, and learning movement for the project. Rotations may happen on Zoom or outdoors following COVID-safe protocol

  • Attend post-camp meetings (whether on Zoom or distance, masked, and outside in person)

  • Support campers by celebrating their strengths and providing them with growth challenges through instruction, sticker chart rewards, and sharing your observations and suggestions

  • Participate in the morning circle and group activities throughout the day

  • Set up, maintain, and cleanup appropriate workstations for rotations, whether your personal space on Zoom or in person for yourself, students, and interns

  • Work closely with the creative team to create a unified camp experience in which each rotation supports the work of the others

  • Mentor Assistant choreographers in the high school internship program through their roles and provide opportunities for leadership for your intern

  • Record intern progress, accomplishments, and growing areas throughout camp as well as provide a brief written report about each intern at the end of camp

  • Communicate schedule needs to the director and stage manager

  • Make requests for supplies, space set up, or emails home in a timely manner using proper channels of communication

  • If applicable: with the stage manager to track footage recording needs and communication with the editing team and art team

  • Polish choreography leading into tech and performances

  • Attend and support performance, whether on Zoom or presented live

  • Collaborates with other instructors to write student congratulatory cards

  • Following final performance, fill out post-camp feedback survey

  • Attend post-mortem discussion

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

 
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